Top 397 Quotes & Sayings by Kenyan Authors

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It doesn't all have to be about giving money. Sometimes it's a smile that changes the life of one little kid.
An absence of credible information prevents citizens from participating in public decision-making, particularly on key issues of concern such as education, health, and governance.
I believe art is a connection, like passing on a flame. — © Wangechi Mutu
I believe art is a connection, like passing on a flame.
Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.
Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.
Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.
We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed.
What is it that really makes us, us? It's our collective intelligence. It's our ability to write things down, our language and our consciousness.
It is very good to be Olympic champion, but that is not the strongest field.
I am sort of an adventurer. I like to explore new places. I don't get to travel as often as I would like but I love it.
If I have nothing to sacrifice, I have nothing to gain. — © Catherine Ndereba
If I have nothing to sacrifice, I have nothing to gain.
Often, there's an emphasis in my work, and it's sort of the celebrating of the body.
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.
The depiction of Africa has changed in the media in that it is not always poverty, disease, and so on.
That's one thing you Americans take for granted, you know? That you can grow up, you know, not so good circumstances, and you can move. Just because you are born in rural Arkansas, whatever, that doesn't define who you are.
I've studied the game in every different aspect that I can.
I memorized every line in Michael Jordan's 'Come Fly with Me.'
My mind is always free. My mind is flexible.
There are ways to speak that can transform things, which has less to do with authority but is more about resourcefulness and ingenuity.
No human is limited.
I don't run anybody else's race. When the gun goes off, I must evaluate with my own body and see. Then, as the race develops, I run accordingly. So you can say that I do not have a set tactic for any race.
It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
When I'm making a collage, there are a lot of things about it that are violent.
I don't know how much of an impact I can have, but you hope you can have some.
Every man, they say, 'oh my wife is my boss.' So why can't they be bosses at work?
I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard. If you work hard, follow what's required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you're taking shortcuts, you can't be free.
The Internet Governance Forum - which brings together NGOs, government officials and companies - needs to do a better job of including representatives from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and addressing their issues.
Billy Konchellah with his World Championship titles, Paul Ereng with his Olympic gold and Wilson Kipketer with his World records are my role models.
Brother Colm is one of the best coaches who's ever been here in Kenya. He's been, of course, my coach since I started running. He saw me in high school when I was still doing 400, and 200 meters. He decided for me to join his club and we'd been training for one month. That is when he saw me and he thought I could do a good 800.
Giving back to our communities is huge.
We became Homo sapiens not that long ago, from the scientific perspective, and we've retained a lot of our beast nature. We've done all these amazing things in terms of our knowledge base and technology, and now we're flying around and using the Internet. But we're still very animalistic.
I use femaleness as another lens, so I don't even think all my creatures are women; I just think that I bring out the femaleness in them.
We are a mixed up people. We have mixed up ways of naming, too... When my father's brothers and sisters first went to colonial schools, they had to produce a surname. They also had to show they were good Christians by adopting a western name. They adopted my grandfather's name as surname. Wainaina.
Our task will be to advance Kenya's interests and ensure they are well served.
I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa.
I've always been curious about the things that I'm afraid to look at, that make me embarrassed or bother me. — © Wangechi Mutu
I've always been curious about the things that I'm afraid to look at, that make me embarrassed or bother me.
Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore, as both of my legs were amputated following an airplane crash twelve years ago.
It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.
As a young African, the sense of opportunity that fills my head on a daily basis is, I suspect, reminiscent of how young Africans felt at the cusp of independence.
When you talk about goals, you look at your team last year and you want to move the meter a little bit. You don't want to go back and be the same team that you were last year, so we have tried to get better in some ways.
I'm confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key... I'm strict about my work goals and training.
To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.
I'm big into multifunctional clothing.
When I first started, it was really an innocent response to the needs of women in rural areas. When we started planting trees to meet their needs, there was nothing beyond that. I did not see all the issues that I have to come to deal with.
The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.
I think there is something about countries and nations that is hard to define. And, in fact, that's probably why we create such massive boundaries - because it's so slippery where they begin and where they end.
Growing up in Africa, I always dreamt big. — © Masai Ujiri
Growing up in Africa, I always dreamt big.
There's no point for me in being a writer and having all these blocked places where I feel I can't think freely and imagine freely. There just really is no point.
Government will no longer be run on the whims of individuals.
I'll always have a special place in my heart for the city of Denver and the Nuggets as an organization.
The ocean is the source of life. We all come from there. I think about these one-celled creatures, and I think about the planet. It is related to my obsession with biology, even if it's only a layperson's obsession. The way I visualise what's at the bottom of the ocean is very much to do with how I feel when I'm swimming in the sea.
Going to the Olympics as a Maasai I want to make them proud because, after the warm welcome they gave me when I went back and being their leader, I want to also be the warrior in the Olympics. That will be something good because that will be the first Olympic gold medal for the Maasai.
In the rush of today's world, and with more than half of us now living in cities, the majority of people are less and less connected with the spectacle of nature.
I'm not even sure I want to use the term 'coming out.'
The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here.
Nelson Mandela saw the potential of Africa and dedicated his life to changing the world in which we live while inspiring a movement towards social justice, peace and equal human rights.
Beyond providing some level of scrutiny of Kenyan MPs, we built Mzalendo to demonstrate that there is only so much bemoaning you can do about your representation.
In the year 2010, Kenya adopted a new constitution. With that constitution, we further secured the human rights and civil liberties of our citizens and entrenched constitutional governance and justice.
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